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  • Explosives sent to army 'had Ireland postmark'

    Date: 2014-02-13 21:36:10 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:177 - ID:554359

    LONDON, Feb 13 (MENA) - At least one of a series of explosive devices sent to military sites across the UK had a Republic of Ireland postmark, the Sky News reported. Packages were found at armed forces careers offices in Oxford, Slough and ....

  • Obama issues disaster declaration for South Carolina

    Date: 2014-02-13 17:12:24 GMT - USA - World - SN:138 - ID:554003

    WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama has granted Gov. Nikki Haley's request to declare South Carolina a federal disaster area, NBC reported on Thursday. The emergency declaration authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and ....

  • Federal government in Washington area closed over heavy snow

    Date: 2014-02-13 16:05:28 GMT - USA - World - SN:127 - ID:553940

    WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (MENA) - Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area were closed on Thursday because of a significant winter storm which brought snow, sleet and ice to the region. Also, local government offices and school districts were ....

  • Asheri to lead Egypt's delegation to Iran-hosted meeting of D-8 member states

    Date: 2014-02-13 15:01:56 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:115 - ID:553772

    CAIRO, Feb 13 (MENA) - Assistant Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs Ambassador Ali el-Asheri said that he was assigned by the foreign minister to lead Egypt's delegation to the meeting of the officials of consular affairs of the Developing 8 ....

  • Former Czech PM charged with corruption

    Date: 2014-02-13 14:21:56 GMT - Czech - World - SN:108 - ID:553634

    PRAGUE, Feb 13 (MENA) – Czech police have charged former prime minister Petr Necas with corruption. The case is related to a bribery scandal which toppled his government last June and investigators say it could re-define the rules of political ....

  • Kerry says N. Korea will not be accepted as nucler state

    Date: 2014-02-13 14:07:53 GMT - south korea - World - SN:103 - ID:553695

    SEOUL, Feb 13 (MENA) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated amid a visit to South Korea that the United States will not accept North Korea as a nuclear state and called for the North's "verifiable denuclearization." "Let me be clear, the ....

  • Liberation newspaper chief editor quits

    Date: 2014-02-13 14:01:07 GMT - France - World - SN:102 - ID:553687

    PARIS, Feb 13 (MENA) - The editor-in-chief of left-leaning French newspaper Liberation has resigned after a bitter row with staff over his plans to transform the paper into a social network, the BBC reported Thursday. Nicolas Demorand's ....

  • HRW report on human trafficking in Sinai "ignored" several facts - foreign ministry

    Date: 2014-02-13 13:14:32 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:91 - ID:553466

    CAIRO, Feb 13 (MENA) - A report, issued by the Human Rights Watch, about the human trafficking and torture in Sinai, turned a blind eye to several facts, commented the Foreign Ministry on Thursday. The ministry said that human trafficking is a ....

  • Middle East airlines dominate passenger growth

    Date: 2014-02-13 12:41:27 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:80 - ID:553282

    CAIRO, Feb 13 (MENA) - Airlines based in the Middle East dominated air passenger growth in 2013, a trend that will continue this year, according to a new report from the International Air Transportation Association (IATA). Middle Eastern ....

  • Sisi: Our visit gives new start to developing military and military-technical cooperation with Russia

    Date: 2014-02-13 10:33:45 GMT - Russia - World - SN:58 - ID:553080

    MOSCOW, Feb 13 (MENA) - Egyptian Defense Minister Field Marshal Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi stressed that his visit to Moscow will pave the way for major military cooperation between Egypt and Russia. “Our visit gives a new start to developing military ....

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